Welcome to Salem United Church of Christ
Living Out God's Love
We are an open and affirming congregation, and our mission is to witness to the word and work of Jesus so all people may know the welcome of God, worship with joy, grow as disciples, live as servants, and enjoy the strength of Christian fellowship.
Faithful to God . . . Relevant to today . . . Open to all . . . Striving to improve
Join us for worship this Sunday at 10:15am. The church is all decorated and the Chancel choir will sing on this first Sunday of Advent. Sunday school for ages 3-adults begins at 9am.
The Women’s Guild Christmas Bazaar and Raffle will be held on December 2, 2023 from 11am-1pm. We will be serving the meal of barbecue sandwiches, salads, and pies for $8 per person. Our big prize will be a beautiful quilt made the the Salem Quilters. Please have donated prizes for the raffle to Cindy Remus by November 30th. Raffle tickets are now for sale.
We sincerely appreciate all the help given to make this fundraiser a success.
Advent Mission Opportunity
Like Mary & Joseph, many local families are struggling to provide the necessary basics for their babies and young children. Many of these families are low–income households who receive support from programs such as WIC, SNAP and Medicaid, but none of these support programs provide or cover the expense of diapers. Parents often have to decide whether to spend what little money they have on rent, food or diapers. Donations of diapers and wipes throughout the month of December will help Badger Prairie Needs Network provide these much needed items to the families they serve. Especially needed are diapers in size 5, 6, & 7, pull-ups in size 2-3T, 3-4T and 4-5T. Place them under the trees on the altar as gifts to the newborn king. Monetary donations are also welcome. Checks should be made out to Salem with note for diapers/wipes.
Illuminated Advent Path
The BoCE is sponsoring an Illuminated Advent Path at Salem Dec. 9 @ 4:30-6:30pm. The path will feature 5 stations representing the different candles in the Advent wreath: Peace, Hope, Love, Joy, and Christ. The theme for the event is light and every station will have its own Christmas lights display with coordinating activities and reflections. A campfire in the firepit and a hot cocoa station will complete the outdoor activities. Soup and cookies will be available inside along with some children's activities, programming for those unable to walk the illuminated path, and the Bell Choir will be adding some festive music.
Volunteers needed to make this event a success. Please review the list below to see how you can participate:
Small groups to adopt and host one of the stations. Grab some friends to have fun with this event or maybe your small Salem fellowship or ministry group would like to help. We still need two more groups to participate.
* Food donations, kitchen help, and cocoa station help are needed. Please contact Kelli Malueg.
* Campfire attendants contact Sarah Pundt
* Event Greeters contact Sarah Pundt
* Marketing to invite our Salem neighbors.
Please contact Sarah Pundt for more information or to volunteer.
New! Salem Gear
Salem Youth would like to help you update your wardrobe with new Salem Gear. We are offering newly designed Salem T-shirts, hoodies, and half-zips in a variety of colors at reasonable prices. Order forms are in Fellowship Hall or contact Julie Adams for an electronic order form. These items also make great Christmas gifts!
Whether you are looking to renew your relationship with God or just find friends to support you through good times and bad, Salem offers regular services, fellowship, outreach, community service, potluck programs, and musical groups to keep you coming back.
Make an Impact
Salem UCC supports local, regional, national, and worldwide programs. If you would like to contribute to our mission, please use the QR code to the right.